Bright Ideas Winners

For the 2020-2021 school year, Jackson EMC awarded $64,000 to 47 middle school classrooms in 25 schools with grant money from the Bright Ideas program. Winning entries represented a variety of disciplines that interest students, including science, engineering, horticulture, language arts, math, music, physics and social studies.

2020 Canto Gallery of 2020 Winners

See Our 2020 Bright Idea Winners

Teacher

School

System or County

Project

Amount

Ashley Bailey

Arts & Innovation Magnet Program

Barrow

Innovation Station: Robotics

$1,880.00

Lori Taylor

Banks County Middle School

Banks

Rubber Band Racers

$2,000.00

Ysheena Lyles

Barrow Arts & Sciences Academy

Barrow

The Bigger Picture

$1,262.00

Katherine Huberty

Bear Creek Middle School

Barrow

Raised Garden Beds

$664.00

Donna Morris

Bear Creek Middle School

Barrow

Differentiated Digital Learning

$1,620.00

Kellie Rutledge

Bear Creek Middle School

Barrow

Math Cam!

$1,935.00

Barb Saunders

Burney-Harris-Lyons Middle School

Clarke

Still Growing at Home

$1,260.00

Stacy Loverde

Cherokee Bluff Middle School

Hall

Flexible Engagement for Special Needs Learners

$294.00

Dawn Hudgins

Chestatee Academy of Inquiry & Talent Development

Hall

Fighting for the Lives and Rights of Others

$1,900.00

Glen Lawson

Chestatee Academy of Inquiry & Talent Development

Hall

Scientists Read Here

$1,590.00

Jeanne Rountree

Chestatee Academy of Inquiry & Talent Development

Hall

Adventure Virtual Reality

$2,000.00

Sheila Harmony

Coleman Middle School

Gwinnett

Greenhouses, Gardens and Green Thumbs

$1,461.00

Sara Atwill

Da Vinci Academy at South Hall

Hall

The Interconnected Underwater World

$1,533.00

Tracie Banner

Dacula Middle School

Gwinnett

Programming the Future

$2,000.00

Tyler Gamble

East Jackson High School

Jackson

Print to Learn

$1,140.00

Amelia Johnson-Scofield

East Jackson High School

Jackson

Techno Savvy Science

$528.00

Bucky Sorrow

East Jackson High School

Jackson

1-2-3 Baseball

$1,135.00

Jessie Wood

East Jackson High School

Jackson

Virtuous Virtual For All

$338.00

Christopher Strickland

East Jackson Middle School

Jackson

Chorus for Community

$1,626.00

Linda Kennedy-Murray

Gainesville Middle School

Gainesville City

Garden Access for Everyone

$558.00

Dory Moore

Gainesville Middle School

Gainesville City

Digital Music for the 21st Century

$1,800.00

Jane Reed

Gainesville Middle School

Gainesville City

Portable Lab Station

$1,980.00

Nancy Murray

Haymon-Morris Middle School

Barrow

Pen Reader

$2,000.00

Aimee Burgamy

Hull Middle School

Gwinnett

Digital Drawing with a PEN

$1,377.00

Beth Feustel

Hull Middle School

Gwinnett

Koozie Maker

$447.00

Susan O'Neill

Hull Middle School

Gwinnett

Sensory Tools for Special Needs Learners

$645.00

Kari Salomon

Hull Middle School

Gwinnett

Green Communities

$1,856.00

Tracy Pratt

Jefferson Middle School

Jefferson City

English Learner's Lab

$947.00

Maile Steimer

Jones Middle School

Gwinnett

Classrooms without Borders: Immersive Learning with Virtual Reality

$2,000.00

Lori Leigh Alderman

Jordan Middle School

Gwinnett

Tactile Learning Beyond Walls

$1,177.00

Mariam Brunner

Lumpkin County Middle School

Lumpkin

Virtual Marketplace

$402.00

Heather Rairigh

Lumpkin County Middle School

Lumpkin

It's SEW FUNdemental!

$1,105.00

Arpan Bosmia

Northbrook Middle School

Gwinnett

Drone Medics to the Rescue!

$1,885.00

Celia Ayenesazan

Radloff Middle School

Gwinnett

Sustainable Communities: A Model for the Future

$2,000.00

Angela Brown

Russell Middle School

Barrow

The Mean and MAD Scientist

$840.00

Megan Scott

Russell Middle School

Barrow

Nearpod in Action

$349.00

Andrew Cox

Twin Rivers Middle School

Gwinnett

Radioactive Radon

$1,980.00

Sarah Farr

Twin Rivers Middle School

Gwinnett

Literacy Through Social Studies

$739.00

Anna Herdliska

Twin Rivers Middle School

Gwinnett

Microscopy from Miles Away

$1,990.00

Jason Hurd

Twin Rivers Middle School

Gwinnett

Driving By With Auto AI

$2,000.00

Jessica Morse

Twin Rivers Middle School

Gwinnett

Wireless Speakers for Classroom Zoom Lessons: In-person and Online

$2,000.00

Kasey Bryson

West Jackson Middle School

Jackson

Wonderful Wood Works

$502.00

Dana Harrell

West Jackson Middle School

Jackson

When We Lift Our Voices

$1,982.00

Raechel Hunt

West Jackson Middle School

Jackson

Books for Digital Learning

$953.00

Caralena Luthi

West Jackson Middle School

Jackson

3D Physics Car Derby

$1,532.00

Jennifer Deckard

Westside Middle School

Barrow

Let's Get Digital, Physical!

$1,523.00

Tamra Morris

Westside Middle School

Barrow

Bridging the Gap Through Digital Microscopes

$1,265.00

$64,000.00